Pseudanthias unimarginatus Randall, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Anthiinae
Etymology: Pseudanthias: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, anthias = a fish, Sparus aurata (Ref. 45335);  unimarginatus: Named for its colourful broad margin dorsally on the caudal fin that is not duplicated on the ventral margin.  More on author: Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated.   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86964)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D X,16; A III,7; pectoral-fin rays 18; lateral-line scales 43; gill rakers 9 + 25; body depth 3.05 in SL; head length 3.1 in SL; anterior end of upper lip thickened; papillae ventroposteriorly on edge of orbit; no serrae on edge of subopercle nor on interopercle; snout length 3.9 in HL; bony interorbital width 4.0 in HL; 4th-10th dorsal spines subequal, 2.8 in HL; caudal fin lunate, 2.3 in SL; body color orange-yellow, shading to pale lavender-yellow ventrally, head yellow, paler ventrally, a large elliptical orange area, bordered by magenta, dorsally on head from snout to nape, anterior end of upper lip pale lavender-pink, caudal fin yellow with a broad pale blue upper margin and red submarginal band that narrows posteriorly, remaining fins translucent yellow, the dorsal fin with a pink margin, and the anal and pelvic fins with a narrow blue margin (Ref. 86964).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Only specimen collected with anaesthetic from a patch reef at 53 m where Chaetodon mitratus and Pseudanthias pulcherrimus are often collected. It quickly takes refuge in a crack in the reef when threatened (Ref. 86964).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E., 2011. Two new serranid fishes of the genus Pseudanthias from the Western Indian Ocean. Smithiana Bulletin 13:75-78. (Ref. 86964)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 19 July 2017

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00384 - 0.02270), b=2.97 (2.77 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .